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Lahaina Restoration Foundation Awarded National Preservation Grant for Baldwin Home

February 2, 2021, 8:08 AM HST
* Updated February 2, 8:09 AM
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Baldwin Home. PC: Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation is the recipient of a $2,500 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Baldwin Home in West Maui.

The funds will be used to complete a building assessment of the stone and coral block structure, built in 1835 in Lahaina. The assessment will result in a prioritized, cost-estimated list of preservation needs for the building. 

“Organizations like Lahaina Restoration Foundation, help to ensure that communities all across America retain their unique sense of place,” said Paul Edmondson, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We are honored to provide a grant to Lahaina Restoration Foundation, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage.”

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund range from $2,500 to $5,000. The trust has provided more than $15 million in grants since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources, and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns. 

Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization chartered in 1962. LRF oversees and maintains 13 major historic sites in Lahaina and operates six museums. The organization also maintains several collections of artifacts, manuscripts, maps, photographs, logs and other materials representative of Lahaina’s rich history.

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In addition, Lahaina Restoration Foundation oversees the Old Lahaina Courthouse and maintains public parks and open spaces in Historic Lahaina Town.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.

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